Kopin CEO Wins Nanotechnology Award; Dr. John C.C. Fan Named One of 15 Nanotechnology Innovators by Nanotech Briefs Magazine from NASA
"The winners of the Nano 50 awards represent the best of the best," said Linda Bell, publisher of Nanotech Briefs. "These are innovative people, technologies and products that will move nanotechnology into key mainstream markets." Nanotech Briefs is a new digital publication from the publishers of NASA Tech Briefs, a NASA-sponsored publication chartered to bring awareness of developing technologies to the public.
“Kopin's innovative NanoSemiconductor technologies have been at the forefront of the wireless and portable electronics industries for many years, and are becoming a more integral part in the way people communicate.”
Fan was recognized for his instrumental role in revolutionizing electronics through the use of Kopin's patented NanoSemiconductor technology, in which nanotechnology is applied to semiconductor materials. The Company's advancements in the nanotechnology have produced a host of efficient, compact and powerful components for products that are transforming the way people see, hear and communicate. Fan has overseen the development of NanoSemiconductor-based components in three categories: heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs) for wireless handset and WLAN applications; the CyberDisplay(R) family of active matrix liquid crystal microdisplays for portable consumer, industrial and military applications; and light emitting diodes based on the company's proprietary NanoPocket technology. Fan co-founded Kopin in 1984 following 12 years as the leader of the Electronic Materials Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory. There, he spearheaded semiconductor research in diverse areas including thin-film optical coatings, photovoltaic solar cells, heteroepitaxy, wafer engineering, silicon and gallium arsenide electronic and photonic devices.
"I am honored to receive the Nano 50 award on behalf of our employees who made Kopin one of the first companies to deliver nano-engineered products commercially," said Fan. "Kopin's innovative NanoSemiconductor technologies have been at the forefront of the wireless and portable electronics industries for many years, and are becoming a more integral part in the way people communicate."
The Nano 50 awards will be presented at a special awards dinner during the NASA Tech Briefs Nano 2005 Conference in Boston, November 11-12, 2005.
About Nanotech Briefs
Nanotech Briefs, launched in January 2004, is a digital magazine from the publishers of NASA Tech Briefs - the country's largest-circulation design engineering magazine - that provides the best of government, industry and university nanotech innovations with real-world applications in areas such as electronics, materials, sensors, manufacturing, biomedical, optics/photonics, and aerospace/defense. Nanotech Briefs is the first publication specifically for engineers who are designing tomorrow's nanotech products. For more information, please visit www.nanotechbriefs.com.
Kopin is the largest U.S. manufacturer of microdisplays to the consumer electronics, industrial and military markets and the world's largest merchant supplier of heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) wafers for power amplifier integrated circuits. Since introducing its award-winning microdisplay technology in 1999, Kopin has shipped more than 15 million CyberDisplays for digital cameras, personal video eyewear, camcorders, thermal weapon sights and head-mounted displays. The Company also has shipped more than 500,000 HBT wafers, which have been integrated into more than 1 billion wireless handsets and into WiFi, VoIP and high-speed Internet data transmission systems. Kopin's technology is protected by more than 200 global patents and patents pending. For more information, please visit Kopin's website at www.kopin.com.
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